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're going to show a live picture of virginia beach. the storm is just offshore there. sam champion is there. you see the waves kicking up. it was a little tough ride in north carolina. >> overnight, earl came within 85 miles of cape hatteras, with wind gusts up to 78 miles per hour. that is hurricane force. and it may be a sign of what's to come further north. over the next 24 hours, hurricane earl is expected to give a second punishing blow to eastern massachusetts. that's montauk right there. hurricane warnings are all up for cape cod and martha's vineyard and nantucket. boats being pulled from the water. fema, sending supplies and telling people not to be lulled into any sense of security. >> we have our correspondents in the storm zone, up and down the coast. we lead off with sam champion on virginia beach. hey, sam. >> good morning, george. good morning, elizabeth. this is a category 2 hurricane. there was some weakening overnight. when you talk about hurricane-force winds at 74 miles per hour, 78 miles per hour, you're talking about a nasty storm. look at the skies here. look at the c
in several directions. so far, no injuries have been reported. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 racehorses. four barns near the racetrack in charlestown burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene, as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> at least one person has been killed and three others injured after a small plane crashed on a residential street in southern nevada. authorities say the single-engine plane burst into flames in a crash in henderson monday. witnesses say it crashed upside down. and local residents had to douse it with hodeses before they could rescue the trapped passengers. >>> now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. as we mentioned earlier, tropical storm hermine is pounding most of texas today. other stormy spots include the rest of the gulf coast, from louisiana into georgia. most of florida and around the great lakes. >> the rest of the country is mostly seasonable and pretty dry. in the upper midwest, expect co
see why, lot of rain brewing down there in virginia and north carolina. this storm really getting its act together and on its way in here tomorrow. clear in the city now but that heavy rain set to start falling in the next couple hours. more on this and a detailed look on when the rain gets out of here. >> thank you. bge expects power outages from the storm to number though the thousands. preparations are being made. we are live with that part of the story. >> reporter: the state taking seriously. the state emergency operations center will be activated tomorrow morning. we did see some rain but nothing like what we are expecting tomorrow. bge is calling this a system wide event which means they are expecting power outages over a widespread area. it's fall, but most of the leaves haven't gotten the message yet. >> problem for us is the combination of the high winds, soaked ground. >> reporter: the canopy will act like a sail on a sailboat and with gusts expected to approach 50 miles an hour trees will come down, some bringing power lines. >> we are certain we will have thousands of
beaches and down into virginia. when you get to north carolina pink shaded counties that's an actual hurricane warning for the carolina counties there to the east. so you can just see we are expecting some very rough weather in that direction. a quick check on the beach forecast the first part of the weekend at least, the most unsettled day will be friday. we'll look early to be very, very close to friday afternoon some gusty winds there in ocean city. and then finally we clear it out saturday. but the surf will be up to 4 to 7 feet by thursday. could be 10-foot to 12-foot waves rolling into the beaches on friday night into saturday. so huge waves possible definitely heed your lifeguard warnings if you're headed beach side. >> be sure to stay with abc 2 news for continuing coverage of hurricane earl. tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. a hurricane earl special tracking the path of the storm. special edition of good morning maryland this friday starting at 4:00 a.m. we'll have the latest developments on the storm and its aftermath. you can get the very latest on earl's path on our web site at abc2
and advisories all the way across maryland and back down through virginia. also coastal flood advisory and also concern for some hip%íÑ winds as this coastal storm moves in. again more heavy rain on the march out of the south right now. the heaviest which is down in north carolina still. this evening scattered showers 2iie expecting heavier rain in here late tonight and especially into the early morning hours tomorrow. much more on this coastal storm. you don't want to miss it straight ahead. >> thanks a lot wyatt. you can 2ñtrack severe weather and the latest forecast online at our web site abc2news.com. >>> now to prevent a possible failure workers in annapolis have released water ?yiiuá water works park. the state has determined the dam unsafe and some hope the dam can actually handle all this significant rain av expecting. don harrison has more. >> reporter: annapolis city received a letter from state inspectors that warned a dam located west of annapolis and water works park off of route 6 50 was unsafe. the letter stated dam failure to result in massive flooding which may result in
virginia and also into portions of virginia as of now. we can see a couple pop up as we go through the day into our area, the front will pass and things will improve. in the meantime, this is the big view. this is tropical depression hermine pushing the rain and flooding into northern and central texas and this will move into oklahoma and also into kansas as we go through the next several days. thursday looks good. showing now a few clouds across the area but i think that we'll see plenty of sunshine as we go into tomorrow and also into friday. don't let that model fool you. as we check out what's going on in terms of temperatures today, 87 degrees is what i'm forecasting. we could reach 90 maybe into baltimore, bwi. we could see warm conditions and windy. that's the big story for today as well. then tonight, oh boy do we drop off after the front passage, clear and cooler. as we roll into tomorrow, ah, breathe! 78 degrees, mostly sunny and pleasant. i like this forecast. do you, kim brown? >> that looks awesome. it's still warm enough to go swimming so we should try to take advantage for a
way to the outer banks. we'll have a camera for you out of there in a second. here's the virginia beach. here's the eye wall of now category 2, a strong category 2 hurricane now in earl. winds to 105 miles per hour moving north at 15. 275 miles i believe south of ocean city now. at least the northern part of the eye wall s. you can see impressive deep convection. where you see the darker reds, those are high storm tops, deepest storms. it's the most intense field around the eye wall here. outer spirals just cloud cover. the ones coming through baltimore now. we have rain bands along the outer banks. let's give you a look at the track of this thing. category 2, 8:00 tomorrow morning. wind action picking up in ocean city. winds picking up there too. in the key can time between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. the storm will likely weak ton a category 1. it will send a tremendous amount of surf before clearing the area. one other look at this thing on the computer model here. it's extremely close to the western rain bands. it will scoot along the beaches. wind gusts probably close to 50 durin
september 24th. >> put to death. a woman is executed in virginia. pleas to spare her went right up to the very end. >>> states of emergency in the upper midwest. the water came up fast after a powerful storm. >>> and new restrictions for a once-popular drug. we'll hear from the doctor who first raised the red flag. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us on this friday morning. we begin, now, with the first woman executed here in the u.s. in five years. she's been put to death in virginia. >> theresa lewis' case gained international attention, not just because of her gender. but supporters argue that she was not smart enough to carry out the crimes. here's brad wheelis. >> reporter: theresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in almost 50 years. lewis was sentenced to detd in 2003, for hiring two killers who shot her husband and her stepson. according to prosecutors, the two were lured into lewis' scheme by sex and money. the money was to promise to split the son's and husband's life insurance with him. lewis confessed to the plot. >> i just wish i c
101, culpepper virginia, hot stuff, weather clear across the region, across the mid-atlantic, but in the to the rest of the evening we're talking about 80ings, mostly clear skies, we'll caught it a tropical start to fall. >> it gets even hotter out there tomorrow. we'll break that down for you and talk about when things feel more seasonable coming up. kelly. >> thanks a lot wyatt. >>> baltimore city police say a man stumbled on to someone's front porch after being shot in east baltimore. the victim stumbled on the homeowners porch of north broadway around 10:15 this morning. the homeowner has no idea who the man is, he is suffering some multiple gunshot wounds to his chest. he was taken to johns hopkins hospital where he died, they do not nowhere the shooting happened and they are still trying to filling out all the details now. >>> a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over a deadly crash on the bay bridge in the summer of 2008. 57-year-old john short survived after he swerved his tractor- trailer to miss an oncoming car. it crashed through a jersey shore and p
start tomorrow but big changes. radar's most powerful radar track, western virginia, western pennsylvania, that's the leading edge of some much cooler air. looks like we might miss some showers, not the cool air, no dodging that. mid-80s, tomorrow, goin' down into the 60s, maybe the 50s, tomorrow night. changing weather tomorrow, also a little win deout there in the afternoon so watch out for that. we'll talk about how cool it gets and how long it last, all coming up. kelly. >> thanks wyatt. new at 11:00 top, a new push to get an addition built on to an overcrowded school in baltimore county. parents say they thought construction was supposed to have started already. it hasn't and they are not happy about it. abc 2 news christian schaefer is here with that story tonight. chris. >>> over crowding in the towson area has been a problem for several years, the new elementary school was one step in the process of fixing it. the next step though is still on the drawing board. >> hampton elementary school in lutherville, a building designed for 300 students opened last week with more
: and republicans hope a good campaign tool, too. jonathan karl, abc news, sterling, virginia. >>> later this evening, virginia is set to execute a woman in a case that raises fundamental questions about who gets the delt pent and who does not. teresa lewis admits she's guilty. so, why are so many respected people saying this execution is wrong? jim sciutto is outside the prison in jarratt, virginia. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a crime, asking a lover and a friend to kill her husband and step-son to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy in a jailhouse interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i just wish i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and court-appointed doctors found she only had an i.q. of 72, just two points above the legal minimum. a duke university psychologist who examined her concluded teresa's functional mental age is in the rage of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john grisham, justices
to death last night in virginia. teresa lewis had been convicted for arranging the murders of her for arraracng the murders of her activists argued lewis was not net intelligent enough to carry out the plot. in her last words lewis apologized for the crime. >>> president obama has private meetings with world leaders in new york today as his u.n. visit wraps up. >> the president focused on the mideast during a major address yesterday. another speaker made remarks so controversial some people left the room. t.j. winick has more from the u.n. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. the morning session here at the united nations really belonged to president obama, who spoke about his hopes for mideast peace. the afternoon session belonged to iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad, who also spoke about peace but struck a much fern president just weeks after the administration relaunched direct talks between the two sides. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. israelis will never know t
of arlington, virginia, he shot a doctor who treated his mother and then his mother and finally himself. christian schaefer is live at johns hopkins where the medical campus is trying to get back to normal. >> reporter: we're told that dr. david company wednesday is together better tonight. the incident happened shortly after 11:00 t morning and the only thing that might have prevented it would have been preventing paul par advertise from bringing that weapon into the hospital in the first place. don't expect to see widespread use of metal detectors here at johns hopkins. the frightening news came shortly after 11:00. >> sounded chaotic, no one knew what was going on. >> reporter: thousands of hospital employees told there had been a shooting on the 8-t floor of the medical building, they locked themselves in not knowing where the gunman might beheaded. >> it's scary just knowing that someone is on the outside on a rampage. with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected. >> we contacted our mother, she had to hang the phone up abruptly -- >> it was only after securing the
of lynchburg, virginia, with similar phone tactics. >> saved message, wednesday, 1:58 p.m. >> yeah, that's what i thought, you're not going to pick up the phone, huh? yeah, i have you scared, you don't want to pick up the phone now? huh? it is because you're in bed with your sister? or with your mom, your cousin? huh? or what? little punk. >> reporter: but it was a case of mistaken identity. burke says he received calls like that for months until they finally realized they had the wrong person. >> the calls came from a blocked number. the individual would not identify himself. i had no way to put an end to the phone calls. >> reporter: both burke and allen jones sued a.c.t. >> yeah, that's what i thought. >> reporter: jones' lawyers claim the company hires young, aggressive collectors and supervisors with shady backgrounds and has a culture of using racist approaches to get someone to pay up. >> in my opinion, they'll dehumanize anybody to get the money. >> the collectors get paid a percentage. a percentage of what they collect. >> reporter: we have system that they're going outside on breaks a
. the governor of virginia plans to declare a state of emergency in his state later today. >>> and even a slight change in the storm's track could make an enormous difference. >> with the latest on the path, we're joined by accuweather's jeanette calle. hi, jeannette. >> good morning, rob and mike. we're keeping an eye on earl, which is a major hurricane. it is continuing to track to the northwest at about 14 miles per hour. it is north of his pan nola. but is it going to run east of the bahamas. there is a tropical storm warning in effect for the turks and caicos islands. behind earl, we have fiona, which is moving westward, set to impact the leeward islands today, with tropical storm force winds and rainfall. here's the forecast eye path with hurricane earl. it's going to be approaching the southeast coast throughout the day today. so, expect to see dangerous rip currents, anywhere from coastal florida to coastal areas of south carolina. a hurricane watch was issued for those areas north of surf city, north carolina, into the north carolina/virginia border. and it's going to make its closest a
along the east coast it is now a big game of wait and see for hurricane earl. the governor of virginia is set to declare a state of emergency in his state today. and in north carolina, hundreds of residents living on the outer banks have been ordered to evacuate as the cat 4 storm approaches. the governor gave this warning to residents. >> any person who lives on the coast of north carolina, or any person who has reason to think the storm track might go over their house, ought to go out and gather up those supplies, put them in that water-tight box. it doesn't cost a lot to buy batteries and snacks and water to get through three or four days. medicine if you need it. evacuation plans if the worst should happen. but only we can take care of ourselves. we have all of the players from the most remote part of north carolina to the most urban part all on ready. we're set. and when the hurricane hits we can go. >> tense days ahead for those folks. not since hurricane bob in 1991 has such a powerful storm had such a large swath of the east coast in its sights. that's according to the national
carolina and also into virginia as well. we'll get the action throughout the day. the winds will be picking up along the coast. they say 25 to 30 miles per hour with gusts maybe up to 50. then we could be seeing rip currents as well. that's why we need you to stay out of the water. as we go throughout the day, we'll be updating you on this information. let me go ahead and show enthusiasm as well. we are looking it he satellite. well, i wanted to show that you. i'll show that you later. let me tell enthusiasm as well. if you -- tell you this as well. if you want to do a live chat, we have that as well on abc2news.com. ask any type of questions that you have. right now, let's send you up to new york for tech bytes. >> reporter: in today's tech bytes, the latest tablet computer has made its debut. the samsung galaxy is available now inly. it has a screen and has a cellular connection. it's expected to come to the u.s. in a few months after samsung works out deals with service carriers about. >>> facebook is fighting phishing scams. user can lock out anyone they want. facebook users have been p
. this week, ge is shuttering this plant in winchester, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain incandescent lightbulbs. forcing millions to switch to compact fluorescents. most of which are made overseas. >> this is edison's private experimental room at the laboratory. he was working on ways improving the electrical lamp. >> reporter: the great inventor would be torn about the change. >> on the one hand, he would have been disappointed. on the other hand, edison was somebody who was looking forward. one thing that he was very interested in, was there more efficient ways to generate electricity? he would have seen that as the future. >> reporter: the incandescent, nor tors you for getting by on few hours sleep, he wanted to transformed the world into a 24-hour culture by lighting up the night. >> the light bulb going off over your head, that's representing edison and his accomplishment. >> reporter: but it's e inefficient. they use 75% less energy. even those could be soon obsolete. but these don't need a standard fixture. imagine your entire wall as a light source. it is the mo
at the temperatures in virginia, roanoak, 70. there in the mid 60s and we are at 51. we are likely going to drop a few more notches on the thermometer before we come out. probably about 8:00 is when we hit the low mark for the day and then start warming up after that. it is all about that sunshine. winds begin to shift as we head through tomorrow. that begins to bring in moisture. and a line of thunderstorms along the mountains. going to west tomorrow afternoon, but there is a small chance of an isolated thundershower, if the winds can carry that stuff across parts of the region. we have ourselves a quiet weather pattern as we head through thursday. we'll introduce more moisture and the same story, even though this will be the beginning of autumn, we have ourselves a taste of summer weather with afternoon scattered thunderstorms. overall, we are looking at our 2-degree guaranteed high of 78 degrees. that is near normal. that comes with lighter winds. we start off chilly and start heating up during the mid part of the afternoon. so it may feel warm in the sun, but it's going to take quite a few hours u
:16. a hurricane watch has been extended to virginia beaches. it's creeping up the coast. it's a matter of timing and expecting conditions within the next 36-48 hours as we're a day and a half away from the storm impact us weather-wise. waves will build up today and tomorrow and then really especially as they head through friday morning. there's hurricane earl, fiona lagging behind. winds now 125 miles per hour. it's a category 3 storm, weaker than it was just yesterday, but it's still a major hurricane and still chugging to the northwest at 14 miles per hour, which means it's a fast-moving system and although it's slowing down a little bit, it's still expected to be a fast pass as it rolls up the east coast. that was a fast transition. i want to show you what we're expecting. winds forecast to be 120 miles per hour when it's off the north carolina coastline, and the actual hurricane force winds in this deeper shading here, it's 90 miles across clipping the outer banks, will it clip ocean this? the next time frame is the evening hours through saturday morning. we're right on the edge in ocean cit
morning, everyone. let's turn to virginia beach. for those of you trying to get the last licks of summer in, be wary. rough surf will be an issue this weekend. down in virginia beach, 6-foot to 12-foot seas. and the rip currents will be treacherous, as well. the culprit, as we mentioned all morning, hurricane igor. churning in the atlantic. going to take a hit on bermuda by monday. it's a category 2. packing 105-mile-per-hour winds. it's 600 miles to the east of the east coast. but it's such a massive storm, it is causing rough seas clo thanks so much. this weather report has been brought to you by avon. dan? >> mary, thank you. >>> again this morning, we're talking about lindsay lohan. and again, it is not something positive. she tested positive for drugs in a court-ordered test. she went on twitter last night to say she is still, quote, a work in progress. any progress she makes now may happen in jail. meg oliver has more. >> you're a mess. do you think anyone wants to work with a drunk? take it from me. they don't. >> reporter: less than a week after poking fun at her substance abuse
did was to people's labor day vacation plans. amtrak canceled trains between richmond, virginia, and virginia beach. and suspended service between new york and boston. southwest airlines canceled 65 flights. while continental canceled about 60 departures from its hub at newark's liberty airport. and marysol castro is in montauk, new york, with more on the travel angle. mary, good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. here at ditch plains, the aftermath. here, a lot of debris washed ashore on the beaches and throughout the city streets. the other question was the rough surf. at the height of the storm, 30-mile-per-hour to 40-mile-per-hour wind gusts. and rough seas. 16-foot seas. this morning, you can still see the seas are still angry. there's a few brave souls out there. but this is much calmer than what we saw overnight. heavy rain drenched long island, as earl pushed northward. massive waves scattering debris along the shoreline. nature's wrath making the roads unsafe. hundreds of vacationers here in montauk are holed up in their hotel rooms, as the driving rain and wind
hour. >>> first, president obama in full campaign mode. he's in iowa and virginia today. two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? it's been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. >>> also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing the pastor in the sex abuse. we'll hear explosive charges from the 23-year-old who says bishop eddie long is a predator. that's the word he used. >>> we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. >> we're going to talk a little bit about this storm. it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big, tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain. take a look at floridians preparing for this. this storm was south of cuba yesterday and dropped as much as six inches of rain in some location
, virginia, today. >> i'm a massage therapist. >> i've got a crick in my neck. >> i bet you do. >> reporter: there he continued to push the idea that republicans have a stranglehold on a middle class tax cut and are holding it hostage until it's extended to wealthier americans as well. >> because wages and incomes had flat lined for middle class families, they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001, 3. >> reporter: over the weekend, house republican leader john boehner essentially gave in, saying he'd go along with continuing those bush tax cuts for middle class voters, even if the cuts for higher wage earners are allowed to expire. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: but today, leader boehner realized he was out on a limb all by himself. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said senate republicans are united against any tax increase. >> only in washington could someone propose a tax hike as an antidote to a recession and this is no small tax hike. >> reporter: some democrats
with families in des moines. and then, richmond, virginia, talking about their economic struggles, before heading back to the white house. >>> a woman who falsely claimed that a stranger had attacked her with acid is expected to plead not xlt in court later today. bethany storro accepted thousands in donations before admitting she threw the acid on herself. authorities do believe she suffers from some mental health issues. >>> and on this national coffee day, dunkin' donuts and career builder conducted a survey to see who is most in need of a morning fix. the survey said 32% of workers needed coffee just to get through the workday. the profession that needed their cup of joe the most, nurses. >> us, too. >>> for some of you, your local news is coming up next. >> for others, rent-a-wolf. revealing the truth about wildlife films. i was! well, you could enjoy the taste of decadent dark chocolate, the crunch of almonds, plus 35% of your daily fiber... plus antioxidants in a kellogg's fiber plus bar. mmmm. right then. two more wishes? i'm good. oh. back to the lamp then. see ya! [ female annou
valley into the northeast. the storm produced at least 11 tornadoes. one person died in west virginia. >>> and major cleanup is also under way in parts of the northeast after a deadly series of storms moved through. one person was killed in new york, when a tree fell on her car. >>> the white house rolls out a new report on how billions of dollars in stimulus money is being spent. it is an effort to blunt criticism about the economy from the republicans. >>> yom kippur, the jewish day of atonement begins at sundown tonight. jews around the world will atone and fast on what is the most solemn observance of the year. >>> and prince william graduates from flight school today. he's spent the last 18 months training to be a search and rescue pilot in the air force. >>> and coming up later on "good morning america," interesting story here. the sleeping on the job make you a better employee? there's a new trend among companies to allow, even encourage workers, to get shut-eye on the clock. does it work? >> i have a feeling i know what the employees think about this idea. >> no kidding. that'
and low 80s earlier. except for over south of the virginia border where they are still seeing 80s there. humidity comfortably low. bone dry. that changes tomorrow. winds will continue to come from the south. that is gig to bring up that southerly breeze and more humid weather. clear skies over the entire mid-atlantic now. this is just as quiet as it gets with high pressure centered just about over new jersey right now. so that is just meaning nothing but clear weather here across the central part of the east coast. a little disturbance well north and west, we'll probably get a glancing blow but the front itself doesn't look like it will come through. high pressure holds another night tomorrow. as this moves further east we'll get more of a southerly wind. that is going to pump up the temperatures into the mid-80s. thursday and friday, flirting with 90. tonight and through the day tomorrow, clouds increase late in the day but i think the chance of showers is slim and whatever rain we see comes in tomorrow evening. then into the day on thursday we're talking about partly cloudy skies. q
watches from north carolina to new jersey, and our weather editor sam champion is in virginia, in a part of the road that looks like it's becoming a lake. >> reporter: three people died in north carolina when their car hydroplane into a ditch. this is highway 17 in eastern north carolina. there's three inches of water on it, but more than two feet of water beside it. in wilmington, north carolina, streets were overwhelmed by 22 1/2 inches of rain. why so much rain? three systems combining to bring extreme downpours from north carolina to maine, as tropical storm nicole broke apart wednesday night, a second storm formed, along an east coast cold front. so much rain, it stalled east coast travel, unless you were searching down main street. and we are in norfolk, right now, looking at the traffic not able to drive around the flooding. there is more rain, diane. look at the map. there's a second batch of moisture, this is what was left of the center of nicole, that is going to travel just about the same path as the rain did today. that means two to four additional inches of rain, and that's
you, sam. >>> the state of virginia carried out the death penalty last night in the state's first execution of a woman in nearly a century. this particular case is re-igniting the debate over crime and punishment. krim sciutto is in virginia with this. >> reporter: we're hearing of an harrowing scene in "l" block behind me. eyewitnesses described lewis as terrified and trembling in the chamber. she turned down a sedative, offered to death row inmates. a guard tapping her on the shoulder to calm her, as she was put to death. it's here, inside this cramped death chamber, where teresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in 98 years. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as described by the laws in the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: her minister of seven years, kept a sad vigil. when you met with her for a final time, did you have a sense that she was ready for this? >> she resigned herself to this. and she knew for seven years that this was a good possibility. but she didn't want it. >> reporter: teresa lewis confessed to a horrible
to become the first female executed in virginia in nearly a century. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson back in 2002. the supreme court is refusing to block the lethal injection she is set to receive tomorrow. lewis' attorney argued she should be spared because she is borderline mentally retarded. >>> two, key components of the health care overhaul are set to take effect tomorrow. this morning's "l.a. times" reports some major insurance companies are going to stop selling policies for children, rather than comply with the new provision in the law. with more on the other aspects, here is karen travers. >> reporter: starting tomorrow, young adults will be able to stay on their parents' insurance plans until they turn 26. insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children based on pre-existing conditions. insurers must provide preventive services, such as mammograms and colonoscopies without requiring co-pays. and insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick. the only reason to rescind coverage is in cases of fraud. support for t
all across maryland, virginia, back through delaware, patterns going to stay quiet, our next disturbance will not get in here until late saturday. in the meantime it's a cool flow with high pressure keeping us nice and dry. beautiful weather pattern on the whole just a little too dry considering the dry weather the last few weeks. and out to west, nothing tomorrow, saturday looking like a partly cloudy, dry day for your plans too, but late saturday we are hopeful that this next system will bring us at least a couple of showers and if any luck, maybe some light rain. we get a quarter inch, 1/2" of rain, that would be ideal. and tropical storm igor still well offset, thousands of miles away off the african coast probably going to strengthen but too early to tell what the track of that storm will be. overnight 53, mostly clear, dry, cool breezy, tomorrow, dry, breezy, mild, 76, 2-degree guarantee, cooler tomorrow. and then tomorrow night 52 as we go quite cool overnight. your outlook for the weekend, nice weather saturday, saturday night into early sunday our best shot at much n
. judge virginia phillips says the policy violates the civil rights of homosexuals and hurts military readiness. she says that she will issue an order to stop the government from enforcing the policy nationwide. >>> a federal appeals court has ruled the obama administration may resume funding of embryonic stem cell research, at least for now, so that the panel can have more time to deal with the highly-controversial issue. a lower court judge had banned that research last month. >>> a bipartisan report out today says the united states is facing a more dynamic terror threat than al qaeda posed at the time of the 9/11 attacks. the report by the former heads of the september 11 commission, found american officials did not believe homegrown terrorism could happen here. therefore, they were slow to respond to the problem. >>> an american hiker who has been held in iran for more than a year is expected to be released tomorrow. sarah shourd is one of three hikers who were taken into custody last july. the hikers had been accused of entering iran illegally and having links to u.s. intelligenc
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virginia to swing through and give us a wet commute. right now temperatures are just warm and it's humid with 70 in perry hall. 71 down towards millersville and temperatures should make their way to about 79 this afternoon with again, still a threat of an isolated thunderstorm. >>> right now let's see what's happening on the roads brown. >> even though the roads are wet in places it's not as bad as yesterday. and traffic is actually looking pretty good along a lot of the major roadways. we have one crash in middle river, kingston road closed at eastern boulevard. you might want to avoid that as police wrap up that accident scene. no problems on the beltway from bel air to providence on the outer loop. no delays there. 95 southbound locks good from whitemarsh boulevard to 695. on the te
football again. >> the west virginia border rivalry continues in morgantown, the terps have will have matched last year's total by winning their first two games. >> i'm joe abreu tanya with the press box report. , >>> what happens in vegas stays in vegas, this is what happens in reno, dozens of house keepers folding for the gold. the annual housekeeping olympics raging from bed making to garbage man relay and, yes, towel folding. >> have that whole team come over to my place. >> yeah, might workout. >> sunny weekend. >> perfect. have a good one. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. my name is...peggy. what usis problem, please? peggy? sure...well... suddenl
expire at the end of the year or be extended. >>> president obama visits fairfax, virginia, where he will meet with a local family in their home before hosting a discussion on the economy with families from the area. >>> ntsb investigators are set to begin reconstructing a natural gas pipeline that exploded into that giant deadly fireball which leveled an entire neighborhood in san bruno, california. >>> fire crews in colorado are battling a second major wildfire in the foothills. at least one home in loveland has been destroyed and others are threatened. >>> and television history will be made today as oprah winfrey begins her 25th and final season on the air. most of the guest list is top secret but we do know that the queen will dance on stage with actor john travolta. >> she'll be keeping busy, january 1st, own, oprah winfrey network launches on cable. >> for some of you your local news is next. >>> from ground zero. you a survive tree retrieved from the ashes and about to be regaining its place. morning pain slow you down? ♪ introducing bayer am, an extra strength pain relieve
in the morning. >> this is your [ bleep ] wake up call, man. >> reporter: in lynchburg, virginia, another bank of america customer, geoff burke, was hounded with similar rough >> i have you scared to pick up it is because you're in bed with your sister? or with your mom, your cousin? huh? or what? little punk. >> reporter: burke said he received calls like that for months until they finally realized they had the wrong bank >> i had no way to put an end to the phone calls. >> reporter: the calls to the bank of america customers all come from a debt collection agency, a.c.t., in harmingen, texas. >> that sounds like me a whole >> reporter: one of the debt collectors who made the offensive calls, carlos oliva, a company supervisor, testified in a lawsuit that he was hired there just seven months after leaving prison. >> they have a prison mentality. these are the people, a.c.t. chose to hire, to collect debt for bank of america. >> reporter: the company says the callers were rogue operators, and that it has since improved oversight. >> what happened did not represent the policies and the, you kno
vacation of summer. north carolina, virginia, emergency tonight. for earl. >> reporter: on hatteras island today, thousands of visitors from across the world were told the hurricane is coming too close, and they would have to >> pain in the butt. >> reporter: bill and his family were forced to abandon their two-week vacation and drive back to maryland tonight. >> rented a big house and they kicked us out this morning. >> reporter: a group of friends who planned to spend the week in this house is now on the road to canada. >> we're heading back to >> reporter: 18 hours? >> yes, straight. >> reporter: today, the one road off the island was a slow-moving mess. >> they won't let us stay. >> reporter: the storm is fearsome and still forecast to but state officials worry it >> there have been times when people have sworn to us it's not going to touch us and within three hours it's right on top of us. bottled water, generators and 300,000 peoples to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. that's why it's so important for residents
and dry across maryland, delaware, really all of virginia for that matter. take you out a little wider perspective. couple areas of high pressure, the main one off shore, really there's another bubble out here over the tennessee valley. going to keep the south wind coming up. keep mild dry conditions around here for another 48 hours or so before a cooler north breeze kicks back in, even that front coming in i don't think is going to produce much in the way of rain if anything. few clouds tonight into the day tomorrow, tomorrow looks like a lot of sun line, fantastic day. we'll probably get back into the upper 80s, if you look over here, this is actually our next cool front, this marches in as we go late into the afternoon on wednesday. looks like we're going to have a warm start wednesday but by wednesday night you'll feel that cool north breeze coming in. doesn't look like that is going to trigger any shower activity. one disturbance off puerto rico, and also tropical storm her mean now off the mexican- texas border. looks to come into south texas the next day really, next 24 hours, t
are seeing connecticut and west virginia, two states that have been considered solid democratic state, now moving in the direction of republicans. if they can pick up either one of those they can offset washington or california. >> at least one poll i've seen has the republican ahead in west virginia right now. >> and the republicans put over a million dollars into that race beginning over the weekend. >> let's take a look quickly at the house. republicans need to get 39 seats overall in order to get control. >> yeah, and here's what's happening here. er are, this is the battleground. these are the toss-up races. they could go either way. this is shrinking and since we last spoke, george, seven fewer toss-up races all seven moved in the direction of the republicans, so what we're seeing this morning is a republican takeover of the is looking significantly more likely, in fact, they'd only have to win half of those toss-ups to get control of the house. >> jon karl, thanks very much. robin? >> elsewhere a hearing scheduled in washington state against the first of five u.s. army soldiers accu
administrations. and he was in that position on 9/11. he's now an abc news consultant. he joins us from virginia. richard, good morning to you. >> good morning, dan. >> so, even though this koran burning has been called off, do you think the damage has been done? has it made us less safe, do you think? >> it's made us a lot less safe. whenever we do things that support bin laden's theory, that america is at war with islam, that strengthens his recruitment process. so, he's probably recruited thousands of more adherents over the last few weeks, while we argued about a mosque in new york and koran burning. >> there was all this talk when president obama was inaugurated. here's a man whose middle name is hussein. he's spent part of his childhood in a muslim country. he's made a lot of effort to reach out to the muslim world. and in fact, gave an impassioned set of statements on this very issue yesterday. has none of that helped? >> it did help. when he said in his inaugural address, america is not at war with islam, that helped a lot. but the recent controversies have undone all that. and the avera
coming from virginia, dc, new jersey, delaware. i mean, primarily a baltimore audience. >> we have people coming from everywhere because of twitter. >> this is the first of four events? >> correct. >> what is the other one after this? >> december 11th, it will be tartans and tidings, a holiday event. then one for st. patrick's day and one pre-derby. >> what does your group give that others -- you've seen something missing out there, what do you think that is? >> just an opportunity to get together. it's social but it's socially responsible as well. we're looking for unique nonprofit charitable organizations that we can make a difference. >> do you love oysters? >> love them. >> megan, we got two oyster lovers in here, come on. everybody loves oysters. what do you want from the event coming up this weekend? what would be the perfect night for you? >> we want a ton of attendance number one. but we really want to raise awareness for the oyster recovery partnership. they've been around since 1994 and they are one of the largest oyster recovery groups in the nation. >> who else do you want to
of the country. >>> in charlottesville, virginia, thomas jefferson is getting a bath. >> well, sort of. a bronze statue at the university of virginia is being cleaned up. conservation experts have washed the founding father's statue with a mild detergent and then coated the statue with a specially made wax. >> they say that wax prevents corrosion and makes the bronze shine. school administrators admit jefferson was looking shabby and grubby. and the statue needed some repairs. it's time for a makeover because it's been there since 1918. cleaning it also gave them a chance to recast some of the items that have just disappeared over time. he used to have swords and a crown and scales of justice. and a scale of justice. they also said they can fix the marble base. so if you see it, you'll probably notice a few other things by his feet. >> t.j. looking good. more news after this. he's single, he's great looking and i'm going to introduce you in two weeks. he's a dentist so whiten your teeth. no coffee, no espresso. mm-hmm. ♪ [ female announcer ] crest 3d white toothpaste. the remarkable toothpaste
in from new york, pennsylvania and virginia, in hopes of creating tranquility in the middle of a brusling city. like a little oasis. >> the trees will rise so high that they create a beautiful canopy along the plaza. it's meant to create a peaceful environment to remember those who were lost. >> reporter: and in the heart of the world trade center site, a memorial museum. those of us who were here, will never forget those images. some of them were quite graphic. how do you go about determining what you're going to put on display? >> what happened was tragic and gruesome and -- painful isn't quite the right word. took thousands of lives. and you shouldn't sugar-coat what happened. this was an attack on freedom. not just on new york. not just on america. it was an attack on you and your right to vote and to play and to say what you want to say. and there's nothing -- no easy ways to say this. >> reporter: a continuing work of progress. the committee hopes to have the three-quarters of the site done by the tenth anniversary of 9/11. the reflecting pools, the largest in the country, operating
, preparations are under way. the governors of north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. bob mcdonald activated the national guard, sending 200 troops to the chesapeake bay area. the postal service is delivering social security checks early to the coastal area of north carolina, virginia, maryland, delaware and new york. and the u.s. navy returning home from somalia, rushed to get home to virginia, ahead of the bad weather. on this beach, even the sea turtle nests were picked up and moved for safety. and surf's up in wrights head, north carolina. but it's extremely rough. and tourists are told to get out. now. >> they kicked us out this morning. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> back to jersey. >> reporter: with hurricane earl so close to the coastline, the entire east coast is threatened. if this storm jogs a little bit one way or the other, it will make a huge difference in which areas are affected. here at atlantic beach, herb and cindy know better. they're not taking any chances, moving their furniture indoors. since you've b
, colorado, illinois, pennsylvania, indiana, north dakota, arkansas, wisconsin and west virginia. that's a band of strength. >> and so are the states there are tea party candidates. i thought one of the things the republican party was worried about was losing that advantage and perhaps independents or others going for the democratic candidate. >> quite frankly, the fallacy of the moderate democrat is out the window. in 2006 and 2008 the democratic party had huge pickups where they took candidates in very conservative districts and said i'm a conservative democrat, i think the obama agenda in terms of health care, spending, the proposed taxes that have been thrown around, that fallacy is gone and people are rallying to reject that and say, you know what, we've got to turn back the tide. this is out of hand. the other point i want to make is a lot has been bandied about the republican party of delaware being quote/unquote establishment. nothing could be further from the truth. at the same convention where we nominated and endorsed mike castle we also endorsed perhaps the most conservativ
, pennsylvania, indiana, north dakota, arkansas, wisconsin, connecticut, west virginia, we're competitive in a lot of places. will we win them all? who knows. the delaware primary was interesting. new candidate, fresh face, i think she's got a good chance of winning. >> i mean she definitely wasn't your candidate. i mean basically they -- one would say that the public -- >> you picked out one. i just gave you 12 places where we have a chance of beating democrats. >> what are the qualification qualifications -- do they have? for instance, what is christine o'donnell's qualification for governing? what is sharron angle's actual qualification for governing? >> they won the primary fair and square against real competition and they ee americaed as the nominee. and sharron angle is running no worse than dead even against the majority leader of the senate. i think that's pretty significant. >> you're not afraid there might be a turnoff whether it's -- >> am i afraid of having more republicans in the senate? of course, not. >> that's not the question. are you not afraid that somewhat -- some migh
it will go ahead with it anyway. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 race horses. four barns near the racetrack in charles town burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> san francisco police have arrested a daredevil climber who managed to scale a 58-story downtown building. stuntman dan goodwin, also known as skyscraper man, managed to climb up the city's millennium tower and unfurl an american flag at the top. it took good conserve win about three hours to scale the 645-foot residential building. goodwin used suction cups, not ropes, for that big climb. >> nothing stopped him. >>> here's another impressive man. a southern california man is nurse something sore feet this morning after setting a new world record for running in the sand. >> christian burke began his trek in hermosa beach at noon on sunday and ran for 24 straight hours. his idea was to raise money for the town's cash-poor schools which fa
in the new york city area. they started in ohio. moved think west virginia. and all the way, along the way, there was damage with very powerful storms. live shot out of cleveland, ohio, this morning. we'll show you the same scene. here's what happens now, through the midwest today. there are more storms in line today. we think from the des moines area toward kansas city, there will be powerful storms. chicagoland, the storms will roll north of you there. elsewhere around the nation, there's one or two places we want to highlight. the heat continues throughout the deep south. we have the rain that started yesterday and continues today in the northwest. we're five days away from fall. and it sure will f and all that weather was brought to you by whisk laundry detergent. george? >> thank you, sam. >>> when we come back, nap time. why more companies say it's okay to sleep on the job. new wisk, with our breakthrough stain spectrum technology targets all the major stain groups like particulates and oils. its enzymes and cleaning agents fight a full range of stains. ♪ you'll never look at stain
, with hurricane watches for north carolina and virginia. evacuations are under way in north carolina this morning. sam is there. and we'll have the very latest for us this morning. >> it moved a little east overnight. still a serious threat. >>> our other top story, the president's address from his new oval office last night. saying after seven years of war in iraq, it's time to turn the page and focus on fixing our economy at home. the official handover ceremony takes place in baghdad today. 50,000 troops will remain in iraq. nearly 100,000 in afghanistan. we'll speak with the vice president about what comes next. >>> and a stunning end to the alaska senate race. republican lisa murkowski concedes the race to joe miller, in what may be one of the biggest upsets in the 2010 election. >> the tea party showing so much strength in the republican primaries. >>> we want to get straight to hurricane earl. it's been almost 20 years since a storm this massive threatens such a large portion of the east coast. our team is portioned across the storm path. and we start with sam in north carolina. >> good mor
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